DIRECTOR & ARCHIVAL SECRETARY

Suman is the Communications Director at the East Bay Asian Youth Center. She joined Pangea's Board in July 2016.

Suman’s work is grounded in a commitment to social justice, with a particular passion for immigrant communities and criminal justice-involved groups. She brings nearly 7 years of communications expertise to her role on Pangea's board. At EBAYC, Suman oversees communications efforts for the organization, and also provides fundraising support for programmatic work and events.

In her previous position at Californians for Safety and Justice, where she worked on public education campaigns to support the successful passage of Proposition 47 in the November 2014 election, as well as with survivors of crime, conducting storytelling trainings and organizing their annual conference.

As the daughter of immigrants, Suman has always felt a personal connection to the strength and struggle of those from immigrant communities. Suman is inspired by Pangea's impact and approach to protect and defend the right to move for all, and is thrilled to have the opportunity to work alongside her fellow dedicated board members and with Pangea's amazing staff.  

Suman holds a BA in Community Studies from UC Santa Cruz and is completing a Masters in Communications from San Francisco State University. She has also previously worked at the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and CompassPoint Nonprofit Services.